Job (v): Assumptions


Have you ever been subject to someone else’s assumptions about what you have or have not done? Eliphaz, one of Job’s friends was full of assumptions. His stance was that Job was guilty and then he produced a list of ways in which that could be ‘proven’ based on the apparent punishment being observed. Typically these assumptions were ‘you must have……’ and a range of examples (such as having refused water for the thirsty, or not helping widows- see Job chapter 22). The error of this is shown in the context to the story – Satan was afflicting Job to see if he could drive him to turn away from God and curse his name. God always spoke of Job as ‘ the finest man in all the earth- a man of complete integrity’ and Job turned to God seeking to make sense of what had happened. Therein lies the…

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